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St. John the Baptist/Safeguarding

People In Church

St. John the Baptist Church, Greatham is committed to safeguarding the welfare of everyone we welcome. This includes all children, young people and adults.


It's our priority that safeguarding is at the heart of everything we do. The aim is to ensure a safe environment for everyone who wishes to worship, visit or contribute to any of the Churches services and activities.


Church of England

We fully endorse the Church of England’s safeguarding policy statement ‘Promoting a safer Church’ which asserts:

“The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of the whole Church. Everyone who participates in the life of the Church has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all.”

Safeguarding training

We require that everyone who carries out activities on behalf of the the Church is fully equipped and trained in the Church of England Safeguarding policies and procedures. 

Safeguarding training is key in preventing abuse from happening, protecting those who are vulnerable or at risk, and we aim to respond well to those who contact us with safeguarding concerns.

To access and find out more about Safeguarding training, please click on the link below:

Training - Diocese of Durham (

Training course
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If someone is in immediate danger or needs urgent medical attention contact the emergency services on 999. 

St. John the Baptist Church Safeguarding Officer:

Keith Wilkinson (07307184000).

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser:

Beth Miller (07968034075)

For more information, follow the link below:

Safeguarding - Diocese of Durham (


National Church Safeguarding:


For more information, follow the link below:

A Safer Church | The Church of England

Contact your local police force by dialling 101 or your local children’s or adult services

Our Safeguarding policies & Procedures

Parish Safeguarding policy statement

St. John the Baptist Church parish safeguarding Policies


CofE Parish Safeguarding policy Handbook

Church of England Parish Safeguarding handbook


Online and social media policy document

St John the Baptist Church Online Activity and Social Media Guidance.pdf


Photography Policy document

St John the Baptist Churc Greatham Photography Policy.pdf

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